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  • Police say Robert Lewis Dear carried out a shooting spree at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

    Planned Parenthood shooting suspect appears in court

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs made his first court appearance Monday, wearing a padded vest and standing with his eyes closed for parts of the hearing. A judge advised Robert Lewis Dear, 57, that he’s being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, a charge that could carry a minimum penalty of life in prison or a maximum penalty of death if he’s convicted. The formal filing of […]

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    Authorities seek public’s help in finding mother of baby buried under asphalt

    LOS ANGELES — The tiny baby girl pulled alive from a crypt of asphalt and rubble along a popular Compton walking path is being called a miracle by authorities. Just 4.3 pounds and 15 inches long, the infant is now getting treatment in a neonatal intensive care unit at an undisclosed Los Angeles hospital. “She was cold to the touch (when rescued)” Friday afternoon, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday. “The baby would not have survived cold temperatures […]

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    VTech hack impacts 5 million people; kids’ photos, chat logs viewed by hacker

    Now the hackers are going after kids. Educational toymaker VTech, which sells tablets, baby monitors and educational software, said Monday that the personal information of five million people — customers and their kids — has been compromised. The company said the security breach hit its Learning Lodge online store, where customers can download apps, ebooks and games. User profile information includes names, email addresses, passwords, secret questions and answers for password retrieval, IP addresses, mailing addresses and download history. The […]

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    Viral video shows cars ‘levitating’ at intersection in China — here’s what happened

    Video that emerged out of China last week appearing to show cars mysteriously being lifted up by an unseen force prompted speculation on the Internet. Camera surveillance footage showed three cars at a busy intersection in Xingtai, Hebei lifting up in the air for a few seconds, bouncing like ragdolls and then falling back to the ground, one car landing on its side. Surprised bystanders begin running away. Thousands shared the video of the seemingly gravity-defying accident. But the answer, […]

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    Reese’s tries to make tree-shaped peanut butter cups

    Sometimes, it’s best to stick with the classics. The makers of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have no trouble persuading people to stuff their faces with chocolate-covered treats in circular form or as pieces. Why bother, then, shaping those delicious morsels into Christmas trees at the risk of failing? Maybe time will show it to be a shrewd marketing move. In the meantime, the confectioner’s alleged Peanut Butter Trees are drawing comparisons to “turds,” turning them into a subject of social […]

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    8-year-old girl battling rare breast cancer

    At just 8 years old, Chrissy Turner is battling a rare form of childhood breast cancer. A few weeks ago, the little girl who loves Legos and dragons approached her mother and asked, “Mommy, what is this?” Her mother, Annette, felt a lump in Chrissy’s right breast and called the doctor the next morning, according to a Facebook page set up by the Centerville, Utah, family. She was diagnosed with secretory breast carcinoma. The medical journal Pediatric Surgery International reports […]

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    Lindsey Vonn: “I still love Tiger Woods”

    American skiing’s golden girl was once part of a sport’s ultimate power couple, and Lindsey Vonn looks back warmly on her relationship with golf superstar Tiger Woods. “I loved him, and I still love him,” Vonn told CNN’s Alpine Edge show. When their relationship ended in May, Vonn blamed the split on the “incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart.” “I had an amazing three years with him,” the 31-year-old skier said. “Sometimes, […]

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    Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting: 3 dead, suspect captured

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Three people were killed after a gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in a nearly six-hour standoff Friday. Police captured the suspected gunman, but they’re still working to pinpoint his motive and make sure he didn’t leave any explosives in or outside the building. Bomb technicians are investigating what’s believed to be the suspect’s vehicle in a parking lot, a law enforcement official said. It was not immediately clear why Planned Parenthood was the […]

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    White rhinos closer to extinction after ‘Nola’ dies at San Diego Zoo

    The world’s northern white rhinoceros population plunged by a quarter on Sunday with a death at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Nola, a 41-year-old northern white rhino, died after being treated for a bacterial infection and age-related health issues, the zoo said. The rhino’s condition had worsened significantly in the last 24 hours, and zoo veterinarians made the decision to euthanize her. Forty-one years is at the upper end of a white rhino’s life expectancy. Nola was one of […]

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    Video shows fist fights over Black Friday deals

    Black Friday can be hectic for retailers, but it can also be dangerous for some shoppers. An early report by sales tracker Adobe estimated that more than $1 billion was spent online on Thursday. Another firm, ChannelAdvisor, said sales at Amazon were up 30% from a year ago as of midday on Thanksgiving. But plenty of brick-and-mortar stores opened on Thanksgiving Day: Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Toys ‘R’ Us, Macy’s, Kohl’s, RadioShack and Kmart, among them. Recently, Estately created a […]

  • FILE- Casey Kasem, who entertained radio listeners for almost four decades as the host of countdown shows such as "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40," died early Sunday, June 15, 2014 according to a Facebook post from his daughter Kerri Kasem.

    Casey Kasem’s children file wrongful death lawsuit against his widow

    Three children of radio host Casey Kasem filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his widow, accusing her of elder abuse and emotional neglect. “Casey’s early death occurred as a direct and proximate result of Jean’s neglect and physical abuse of Casey,” the suit filed this week said. The radio host’s brother, Mouner Kasem, is also part of the lawsuit by Kerri, Julie and Michael Kasem that seeks $250,000 for pain and suffering. It also seeks general damages to be decided […]